Pretentious etymology


English word pretentious comes from Latin tendere, Latin prae- (Before; in front. In charge.)

Etymology of pretentious

Detailed word origin of pretentious

Dictionary entry Language Definition
tendere Latin (lat)
prae- Latin (lat) Before; in front. In charge.
praetendere Latin (lat)
praetensus Latin (lat)
prétention French (fr) (in the plural, prétentions) asking wage. Claim. Pretension. Pretentious person. Pretentiousness.
prétentieux French (fr) Pretentious.
pretentious English (en) Intended to impress others; ostentatious.. Marked by an unwarranted claim to importance or distinction.

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